Apple Releases iOS 5.0.1 with Bug Fixes for Battery and Other Issues

Today, Apple released the first update to iOS 5.0 in the form of iOS 5.0.1. A certain percentage of users have experienced very poor battery life with iOS 5.0 and this update addresses that issue as well as addressing some other bugs and adding some functionality to some devices.

&yet Launches &! (And Bang) Web App for Keeping a Team on Track

The great developers over at &yet launched a new web app today for keeping a team on track. I was able to get early access to &! last week before its launch today and I am quite impressed.

OpenBSD 5.0 Released

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Today marks the release of OpenBSD 5.0, the next great release of OpenBSD. This release marks significant improvements in hardware supports and functionality. I have been using my own personal build of OpenBSD 5.0 for several months. It is a great improvement and also features lots of updates in many areas. Especially of interest to me is the inclusion Dovecot 2.0 for the first time in an OpenBSD release.

Cradlepoint MBR95 Mega-Review Part 1

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The MBR95 is part of the newest series of routers put out by Cradlepoint, the leader in the 3G/4G router space. This MBR95 is unique and special because it is the first of the new NetBSD-based routers to be a perfect replacement for your average small business or home wireless router. Join us for the part 1 of the MBR95 Mega-Review.

Aperture 3.2.1 and iPhoto 9.2.1 Released

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Today, Apple released updates to its consumer image management application, iPhoto, and its professional image management application, Aperture. Both of these updates fix bugs in each software package.

Ergotron’s WorkFit-C Dual Impressions and Thoughts

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I have owned an Ergotron DS100 dual monitor stand since late 2009 and have used it at every desk I have had. Earlier this year, I started thinking about buying another DS100 but instead getting the double stacked model. I then discovered the WorkFit models and these are some thoughts on the WorkFit-C Dual model.

Deal Alert: Intel Core i7 2600 and i7 2600K 3.4GHz Processors

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This afternoon at Amazon.com, the quad-core Intel Core i7 2600 3.4GHz processor with 8MB of cache, Hyper Threading, and Turbo Boost dropped in price to the best price we have seen. This is Intel’s top Sandy Bridge desktop processor except for the Intel Core i7 2600K which adds Intel HD Graphics 3000 and an unlocked multiplier. Both processors are at the best prices we have seen.

MacBook Pro Speed, Graphics, and Storage Upgraded

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Today, Apple silently upgraded processors, graphics cards, and storage options in its MacBook Pro lineup. The improvements are fairly minor and represent incremental upgrades to the lineup based on additional processor releases from Intel. The upgrades cover the 13-inch, 15-inch, and 17-inch models.

Coincedence that “Steve Jobs” by Walter Isaacson and “One Click: Jeff Bezos and the Rise of Amazon.com” Coming out a Few Days Apart?

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Do you think it is a coincidence that the biography of Steve Jobs and the story of Amazon.com are coming out a few days apart? I think not! It’s been sixteen days now since Steve Jobs has passed away and it is still fresh in many of our minds. A good friend of mine asked me point blank, “did you cry?”

Canon EOS-1D X Digital SLR Announced as new Flagship but not until March 2012; November 3rd Looms

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It’s exciting whenever a new camera is released and this one has been a long time in coming. Canon’s previous models have been out for quite a while now. The Canon EOS-1D X is poised to fill the space that both the EOS-1Ds Mark III and EOS-1D Mark IV occupied. Timing was somewhat of odd on this release but I believe there is a very good reason.

Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot Released Running on Linux 3.0 Kernel

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Today marks the official release of Ubuntu 11.10 named Oneiric Ocelot. Ubuntu has been making great progress with each new release. This release has a great deal of improvements and is the first Ubuntu release to use the Linux 3.0 Kernel

NYTimes App Now in iOS 5′s Newsstand

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The first news apps are starting to show up in Newsstand and on my iPhone, the first one to show up was the NYTimes app. So far it looks nice. I am looking forward to actual updates coming through.

iOS 5 Released for Apple TV

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Along with the release of iOS 5 for mobile devices, Mac OS X Lion 10.7.2 update, and iTunes 10.5, Apple has also released Apple TV Software Update 4.4 (based on iOS 5) which also includes new features for the 2nd generation Apple TV.

iOS 5 Released with iMessage, iCloud, Twitter, Notification Center, and More

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Apple has released the newest version of the iOS operating system in the form of iOS 5.0. This release adds an impressive number of new features including iMessage, iCloud compatibility, Twitter integration at the system level, the vastly improved Notification Center, Safari with Reading List, Newsstand, improved Mail support, and more. This is the most significant release of iOS yet.

Mac OS X 10.7.2 Lion Update adds iCloud Support and Safari 5.1.1; Lion Recovery Update 1.0

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As anticipated, Apple has just released the Mac OS X Lion 10.7.2 update which brings full iCloud support to Lion. iCloud is set to replace some of the functionality of MobileMe and add additional features.